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Webhooks vs API’s in a Serverless Environment

Communication is a key driver in the digital era. To facilitate communication speed, we must find the most efficient methods for technologies to talk to each other. To date, developers have relied on API’s and webhooks to relay data between two applications. These two techniques communicate in different ways, and for slightly different purposes. Put simply, [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:31:23-07:00August 15th, 2018|

Cloud Security Gateways, A Step Beyond Firewalls 

Cloud Security Gateways, or CSG’s, are also known as cloud access security brokers (CASB). CSG’s provide persistent connections between on-premises networks and cloud services. The gateway service then allows connections to specific resources in the on-premises network. This quick, simple, and secure method of connectivity bridges environments at an improved granular level instead of the [...]

By |2018-08-15T11:14:50-07:00August 15th, 2018|

Efficient deployment of Cybersecurity

Today’s businesses are coming to terms with the growing requirement to maintain higher levels of cybersecurity in order to combat increasingly complex threats. For many executives and managers, it is clear that the invaluable data at the core of their businesses must be protected. However, the methods to efficiently deploy adequate levels of cybersecurity are not [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:30:49-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Hybrid Cloud Heavyweights: Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud on AWS

It’s no secret that adoption of the hybrid cloud model is on the rise. This has led to significant competition among vendors to offer customers simplified solutions to help them achieve their hybrid cloud goals, two of which are Microsoft’s Azure Stack and VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). There are some significant differences between [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:14:36-07:00April 4th, 2018|

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) Market to Exceed $71 billion by 2021

Technology research firm Gartner forecasts over 29% IaaS annual growth through 2021, hitting a whopping $71 billion. Over the next decade, IaaS is predicted to surpass software-as-a-services (SaaS) to become the second largest segment of the cloud industry. What is driving this exponential growth in the cloud infrastructure market? Digital transformation projects have fueled the adoption [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:47:27-07:00March 27th, 2018|

Yes, GDPR Applies to You

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), legislation which will dramatically transform the way companies manage their data and security policies. And it all hits this May 25. Of course, it’s easy to assume that these regulations apply to only EU-based companies or perhaps global corporations with an EU reach. [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:31:18-07:00March 27th, 2018|

Is the Cloud Ready for Your Desktop? Desktop as a Service is here.

IT teams today are saddled with a lot of responsibility, from keeping things running to modernizing and innovating. Many of our clients tell us they’re continually looking at ways to reduce time and money spent on management and operational tasks and increase focus on more strategic initiatives. In the realm of desktop management, virtualization has opened [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:31:56-07:00February 20th, 2018|

The End of Servers. Hello Infrastructure as a Service!

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve grown comfortable with the idea of cloud computing, even if you still maintain an on-premise datacenter. The cloud has become ubiquitous, and headlines remind us every day about the mass adoption rates seen across many industries. You’re also probably warming up to the idea of Infrastructure as a Service [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:46:49-07:00February 8th, 2018|

Container Computing: A Primer

You’ve probably noticed that software runs differently in different computing environments and within different networks. It doesn’t matter if it’s the same software version; simply moving it around to various environments and platforms can cause a myriad of funky issues to arise. For example, you may be testing software on, say, Bob’s laptop. But when Bob [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:44:54-07:00January 31st, 2018|

Zero Trust Security – Part 2 – War on Two Fronts

This is the second part in a two-part series about taking a Zero Trust approach to security. Read the first part here. Organizations that want to avoid becoming the next Office of Personnel Management (or Yahoo, or Uber, or Equifax, or Sony) and prevent the exfiltration of their critical and sensitive data should address security as [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:32:15-07:00January 26th, 2018|
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